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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Cyclohexaneacetic acid
Synonym(s) Hexahydrophenylacetic acid
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Cyclohexylacetic acid
JECFA number 965
CAS number 5292-21-7
FEMA number 2347
COE number 34
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 142.2
Chemical formula C8H14O2
Physical form/odour Colourless crystalline mass or white crystals; sharp acetic odour
Solubility Slightly soluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 242°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.459-1.467
Specific gravity 1.001-1.009
Other requirements m.p. 28-33°